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Forna, Aminatta

Overview
Works: 44 works in 256 publications in 13 languages and 6,364 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Internet videos  Educational films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6106.O766, 823.92
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Publications about Aminatta Forna
Publications by Aminatta Forna
Most widely held works by Aminatta Forna
The memory of love by Aminatta Forna( Book )
58 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,538 libraries worldwide
Adrian Lockheart is a psychologist escaping his life in England. Arriving in Freetown in the wake of civil war, he struggles with the intensity of the heat, dirt and dust, and with the secrets this country hides. Despite the gulf of experience and understanding between them, Adrian finds unexpected friendship in a young surgeon at the hospital, the charismatic Kai Mansaray, and begins to build a new life. In the hospital Adrian encounters an elderly man, Elias Cole, who is reflecting on his past, not all of it noble. Recorded in a series of notebooks are memories of his youth, the optimism of the first moon landings, and the details of an obsession: Saffia, a woman he loved, and Julius, her fiery, rebellious husband. As their individual stories entwine across two generations in a country torn apart by repression and war, some distances cannot be bridged. It is the story of four lives colliding; a story about friendship, about understanding, absolution and the indelible effects of the past; about journeys and dreams and loss, and about the very nature of love
The hired man by Aminatta Forna( Book )
32 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,346 libraries worldwide
Gost is surrounded by mountains and fields of wild flowers. The summer sun burns. The Croatian winter brings freezing winds. Beyond the boundaries of the town an old house which has lain empty for years is showing signs of life. One of the windows, glass darkened with dirt, today stands open, and the lively chatter of English voices carries across the fallow fields. Laura and her teenage children have arrived. A short distance away lies the hut of Duro Kolak who lives alone with his two hunting dogs. As he helps Laura with repairs to the old house, they uncover a mosaic beneath the ruined plaster and, in the rising heat of summer, painstakingly restore it. But Gost is not all it seems; conflicts long past still suppurate beneath the scars
Ancestor stones by Aminatta Forna( Book )
40 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,111 libraries worldwide
A dark rock the shape of a man's cigar. A broken pebble, open like a split plum. A stone with a dimple that fitted my thumb. A twinkling crystal. A pale three-cornered stone. I won't say I found them quickly. Not at all. Bobbio helped me. But even then, there were some I never found, whose faces I did not remember as well as I imagined. The Ancestors, my mother called them
Happiness by Aminatta Forna( Book )
5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 531 libraries worldwide
A fox makes its way across London's Waterloo Bridge. The distraction causes two pedestrians to collide - Jean, an American studying the habits of urban foxes, and Attila, a Ghanaian psychiatrist there to deliver a keynote speech. In this delicate tale of love and loss, of cruelty and kindness, Aminatta Forna asks us to consider the interconnectedness of lives, our co-existence with one another and all living creatures, and the true nature of happiness
Through African eyes by Griff Rhys Jones( visu )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 324 libraries worldwide
When first seen in the Western world in 1900, African art was viewed as strange and exotic. Yet these works, the booty of colonial wars, would influence Picasso, Matisse, and Modigliani and change the course of 20th century art. This program, while recognizing this impact, introduces noted experts who explain the importance of reappraising African art within its own cultural context. Then local Malian inhabitants in a Bamana village and the walled city of Djenne comment on the function of art and the role of the artist in their society
Girl rising by Richard E Robbins( visu )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
"Nine unforgettable girls - striving beyond circumstance, pushing past limits - spotlighted in a film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. With stories by nine celebrated writers, voiced by nine renowned actresses ..., Girl Rising introduces Sokha, an orphan who rises from a Cambodian dump to become a star pupil; Suma, who writes music to endure forced servitude in Nepal; Ruksana, an Indian 'pavement-dweller' whose father sacrifices his own needs for her dreams; and six other heroines. The girls are unique, but the obstacles they face are ubiquitous. Like the 66 million girls in the world who dream of going to school, what they want most is to be students. Now, by sharing their personal journeys, they have become teachers."--
The hired man by Aminatta Forna( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 137 libraries worldwide
Gost is surrounded by mountains and fields of wild flowers. The summer sun burns. The Croatian winter brings freezing winds. Beyond the boundaries of the town an old house which has lain empty for years is showing signs of life. One of the windows, glass darkened with dirt, today stands open, and the lively chatter of English voices carries across the fallow fields. Laura and her teenage children have arrived. A short distance away lies the hut of Duro Kolak who lives alone with his two hunting dogs. As he helps Laura with repairs to the old house, they uncover a mosaic beneath the ruined plaster and, in the rising heat of summer, painstakingly restore it. But Gost is not all it seems; conflicts long past still suppurate beneath the scars
Mother of all myths : how society moulds and constrains mothers by Aminatta Forna( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Dutch and held by 134 libraries worldwide
"Exposing the myths and challenging the rhetoric, this book is the first real attempt to rethink our concept of mothering and its responsibilities. By revealing how we have arrived at a particular model of motherhood, it offers a new approach to raising children - one where the needs of mothers, fathers and others are more evenly balanced with those of the child."--BOOK JACKET
The devil that danced on the water : a daughter's memoir of her father, her family, her country, and a continent by Aminatta Forna( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
This is an autobiographical account of a childhood encompassing racial intolerance in 1960s' Scotland, both the idyll and the political upheaval of Sierra Leone as it attempts to embrace democracy, and finally, a family tragedy with national and international repercussions. Aminatta Forna's personal history is an account of an African childhood - of an idyll which became a nightmare. As a child she witnessed the upheavals of post-colonial Africa, the bitterness of exile in Britain and the consequences of her dissident father's stand against tyranny. As Sierra Leone faced its future as a fledgling democracy, he was a new star in the political firmament, a man who had been one of the first black students to come to Britain after the war
The memory of love by Aminatta Forna( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Adrian Lockheart is a psychologist escaping his life in England. Arriving in Freetown in the wake of civil war, he struggles with the intensity of the heat, dirt and secrets this country hides. A story unfolds about ordinary people in extrordinary circumstances and the indelible effects of the past
The lost libraries of Timbuktu ( visu )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Illustrates the rich history and variety once contained within the lost libraries of Timbuktu and hypothesizes on the state of an Africa in which these libraries weren't driven underground by colonizing interests. Through interviews with local scholars and experts across Africa and the Western world, viewers learn of the impact these historical treasures have on the world-wide understanding of Africa, Islam, and the development of literacy outside of the Western tradition
The devil that danced on the water : a daughter's quest by Aminatta Forna( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Aminatta Forna's intensely personal history is a passionate and vivid account of an idyllic childhood that became the stuff of nightmare. As a child she witnessed the upheavals of post-colonial Africa, danger, flight, the bitterness of exile in Britain, and the terrible consequences of her dissident father's stand against tyranny."--Cover
The BBC National Short Story Award 2010 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
The motherhood myth : how society moulds and constrains mothers by Aminatta Forna( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Het huis met de schaduw by Aminatta Forna( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Een modern Engels gezin ervaart allerlei culturele verschillen als zij tijdens een verblijf in een Kroatisch dorp de verbouwing van een net gekocht huis op gang proberen te krijgen
Tanz mit dem Teufel : meine afrikanische Kindheit by Aminatta Forna( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in German and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Aminatta Forna ist zehn Jahre alt, als ihr geliebter Vater sich von ihr verabschiedet, in ein Polizeiauto steigt und nie wieder zurückkehrt. In ihrer Heimat Sierra Leone war er ein angesehener Arzt, der mit seiner englischen Frau ein Krankenhaus auf dem Land leitete. Doch bald engagierte er sich in der Politik und die Tragödie nahm ihren Lauf. Fünfundzwanzig Jahre vergehen, bis Aminatta den Mut aufbringt, die Wahrheit über das spurlose Verschwinden ihres Vaters herauszufinden - und über seine Ermordung
C international photo magazine ( serial )
in Chinese and English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
C international photo magazine ( serial )
in Chinese and English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
C international photo magazine ( serial )
in Chinese and English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
C international photo magazine ( serial )
in Chinese and English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Aminatta Forna britischer Autor
Aminatta Forna Brits schrijfster
Aminatta Forna Écrivain britannique
Aminatta Forna scrittrice britannica
Forna, Aminatta 1964-
Форна, Аминатта
آمیناتا فورنا نویسنده بریتانیایی
Languages
English (162)
Spanish (13)
Dutch (13)
German (12)
French (5)
Chinese (4)
Italian (4)
Polish (4)
Danish (3)
Portuguese (3)
Slovenian (2)
Turkish (1)
Czech (1)
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